Google and Quora Hold Drives On-Site! #gettinginvolved
Google and Quora join forces with Asian American Donor Program (AADP) to raise awareness around the severe shortage of Asians and other minorities in the registry.
Both companies are holding drives this week for 3 patients in urgent need of a bone marrow match. Nina, William and Rajesh. Sharing their stories, hoping to help them find a match in time.
Getting Involved. Bringing the issue to their offices. Hoping to save a life.
The drives are being held on-site and are open to the public.
Wednesday, June 12th
10:30am – 2:30pm
Patio area outside Charlie’s Cafe (Building 40)
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
Friday, June 14th
11am – 2pm
650 Castro Street 4F
Mountain View, CA 94041
Visit Save Three Lives for additional details.
There are over 12,000 patients in the US alone waiting for that call. The call that tells them that they have a match and fighting chance to live.
If every week 1 company hosted a drive on-site as Google and Quora are, imagine how many of those calls could be made…
If you are interested in hosting a drive at your company, contact AADP, Be The Match, DKMS or SAMAR.
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The National Bone Marrow Registry has less than 5% of minority registrants. That means, as a minority in need of a lifesaving match, you have a 1 in 20,000 chance of finding someone.
Thank you Google and Quora for encouraging the conversation on awareness!